Monday, December 31, 2007
Wrath of (Shere) Khan
Saturday, December 29, 2007
A cowgirl named Cookie
(Ed Rossbach, Old Carrol, 1989)
My first sketch was pretty lackluster. She looked too modern, and frankly, more like a calendar girl than an actual prairie-dwelling dame. Probably the next image in this sequence would be sans a few layers of clothing.
I get frustrated with myself at times... I had intended Cookie to be more cartoony, maybe reminiscent of Christine Norrie's comic style (see below), but I ended up with a cowgirl who looked A LOT like Katharine Ross from when she was in Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid. Complete coincidence, I promise.
Christine Norrie was a regular on Hopeless Savages, one of my favorite comics from my high school days.
I didn't erase the pencil lines because all of my erasers have mysteriously disappeared. I looked for them in every place I could think of, but no dice. It's entirely possible my cat stashed them in various locations around the house, in which case I'm up a creek until I get back into town to buy some more.
Stay tuned for more cowgirls and color versions as well!
Thursday, December 27, 2007
I've had enough of your lip!
Speaking of thanks, here is a piece I should have done ages ago! I'm thinking of reproducing it many times and using it as my thank-you card for all the people that gifted me this season. Good idea, or too tongue-in-cheek? Also, if you were wondering (probably not), both hipsters are ME! I am by turns gorgeous (male hipster) and horrifying (female hipster).
Thursday, December 20, 2007
My goals today are to do some arts and crafts...
There weren't many beads I didn't use, but I did avoid the beads with words engraved on them, like "HOPE" and "DREAM". My very first bracelet was a direct response:
My sister told me she wanted a "DESTROY" bracelet of her own, so I decided to make her an improved version for Christmas. I was super excited to find these little copper skulls at the bead store... I was searching for something like grenades or machine guns, but I think the skulls are understated and classy.
Then I made one for my mom- She's been through a lot this fall and quite a bit of it is because of me, so here's what I did for hers:
Here's the kicker, though: The charm is an outhouse. Seriously! Inside is a little bare-assed dude reading a periodical!
Take that, Mary Kate.
Wednesday, December 19, 2007
A Christmas Miracle
Fish out of water
Sunday, December 16, 2007
same day delivery
Welcome... To My Closet.
I caved and now have a blog for sketches, process, and a place to post my linework before I mess it up with color.
This group of sketches is from September and October. At the time I was at a particularly low point, and this will be the first time these see the light of day. Yes, they're melodramatic. Please be kind!